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Giving smile back to those detested by society

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Aug 28:
A good smile is everyone’s right. But those having cleft lips, smiling can be an unpleasant experience due to the social stigma.
Those the congenital deformity can be successfully treated, many are still aloof to its treatment, at least in India. 
Operation smile, an American based organization working in 64 countries of the world, operating on people with cleft lip and palates, has been making an effort to reach out to such people by travelling to remote corners of the country and conduct free surgeries. Thus making such people get a respectable place back in society and live with dignity.
This time, Operation smile is camping in Shillong at Shillong Civil Hospital. It started its mission on August 24 last and will be here till August 31. Screenings were conducted on August 24 and 25 and subsequently operations were conducted from the following days.

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Exporting of limestone from Tamabil – Dawki stopped

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 28:
Exporting of limestone from the Tamabil – Dawki inland port was brought to a stop after the forest department has ordered that the Custom Office in the port to stop issuing pass to vehicles carrying boulders and limestone to Bangladesh.
District Forest Officer Territorial Division Jaintia hills informed that the department has to act after they have received the official memorandum from the Ministry of Environment Government of India date May 18, 2012 implementing the Supreme Court order.

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BJP blames ‘Vote bank politics’ of Congress for illegal migration, NE exodus

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Aug 27:
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday held the successive Congress government in North East (NE) India and the centre responsible for the violence Assam and Mass Exodus to NE as they (governments) failed to generate ways of communication and transportation from North East to other parts of the country.
Former Minister and President Mumbai BJP, Raj Purohit, who was in Shillong as part of BJP’s Goodwill delegation, accused Congress government of indulging ‘Vote bank politics’ and giving refuge to Bangladeshis and anti – national elements in the country.
“Due to vote bank politics, so many Bangladeshis are finding refuge in India,” he said adding “The problem is - congress and its policies.”

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Drugs worth over Rs 1 crore seized in Meghalaya

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 24:
A huge cache of banned “narcotics” worth over Rs 1 crore was seized while two persons were arrested by the Customs officials while they were trying to transport the items via city to Myanmar, officials Monday informed.
“Acting on specific inputs, the officials intercepted a Tata Sumo (MZ-01-G-8253 at Mawlai on Friday last wherein the items were seized and two including driver were detained in this connection”, Additional Commissioner (NER) Customs, S K Chakraborty, told reporters at a news conference held here on Monday.

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Conrad ridicules ‘disqualification’ threat from Robert Kharshiing

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 27:
Opposition Leader Conrad K Sangma Monday talked tough against the “disqualification” threat against merger of NCP legislators with the National People’s Party (NPP) and ridiculed the statement of former MP Robert Kharshiing as he said ‘leaders who are making the statements should read the constitution and understand it properly.
“The para 4 of the 10 scheduled clearly stated that two-third majority of the party can merge into any new party. Based on this, we are not liable to any disqualification”, Conrad told reporters at a news conference held here after his meeting with the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Speaker Charles Pyngrope here.

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